I screen print the majority of garments in my workshop in Bath. Water-based inks are used for screen printing, these water-based inks are much better for the environment than conventional inks which contain plastics. No harsh chemicals are needed to clean inks off the screens after a screen-printing run either - screens are simply washed with warm water. So far, the black inks used are Soil Association certified organic, but new inks have just been released onto the market so when i’ve used up what I have, i’ll be switching to organic inks for all colours.
When demand is high, I outsource some printing to a local, eco-friendly screen printing service who also use water-based inks.
All packaging is 100% plastic free! Tags, packaging envelopes and all info postcards are made from recycled paper and can be recycled or composted. Larger packages are sent out in mailing bags made from plant cellulose; these are compostable too and can be placed in your food waste bin.